Sketches New and Old
by Mark Twain
Publisher: The American Publishing Company 1882
The author scattered through this volume a mass of matter which had never been in print before, such as "Learned Fables for Good Old Boys and Girls," the "Jumping Frog restored to the English tongue after martyrdom in the French," the "Membranous Croup" sketch, and many others.
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by Mark Twain - Charles L. Webster & Co.
Satirical novel by Mark Twain, the tale of a commonsensical Yankee who is carried back in time to Britain in the Dark Ages, and it celebrates homespun ingenuity and democratic values in contrast to the superstitious ineptitude of a feudal monarchy.
by Mark Twain
' I was born without teeth -- and there Richard III had the advantage of me; but I was born without a humpback, likewise, and there I had the advantage of him. My parents were neither very poor nor conspicuously honest. '
by Mark Twain - Project Gutenberg
The book belies the popular image of the affable American humorist. In this tale, Twain denies the existence of a benign Providence, a soul, an afterlife, and even reality itself. As the Stranger in the story asserts, nothing exists; all is a dream.
by Mark Twain - Classic Reader
Life on the Mississippi is a memoir by Mark Twain detailing his days as a steamboat pilot on the Mississippi River before the American Civil War. He describes, with great affection, the science of navigating the ever-changing Mississippi River.